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2018.07.30 Update

NIMS' Fourth Seven-Year Plan entered into effect in April 2016.

NIMS is leading its efforts to address socio-economic challenges in line with the Japanese government's Fifth Science and Technology Basic Plan and serves as a core R&D organization for the "super-smart society (Society 5.0)" initiative.  It fulfills its responsibilities as a designated national R&D institute, as defined by the Special Measures Act, by producing most advances R&D results which lead to scientific and technological innovations.

In addition, NIMS is expected to provide strong leadership for Japan's innovation system.

To undertake these tasks, NIMS recently established the Program for Strengthening Innovative Materials Development, or M3 (M-cube), which serves as a global hub for promoting open innovation in collaboration with industry and universities.  Under this framework, many research organizations are joining forces to maximize their R&D results in the materials field.

Center and Division

Research Center for Functional Materials
Toward our bright future by creating non-traditional materials
Center for Green Research on Energy and Environmental Materials
Aiming for the world’s highest research center on energy and environmental materials
Research Center for Magnetic and Spintronic Materials
Basic Researches on Magnetic and Spintronic Materials.
Research Center for Structural Materials (RCSM)
A national research hub to pursue fundamental researches on structural materials for national resilience and industrial competitiveness
International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA)
Aiming to become the one of the world’s largest research center for nanoarchitectonics and materials fields.
Research Center for Advanced Measurement and Characterization
Advanced Measurement and Characterization Technologies to AccelerateMaterials Innovation
Research and Services Division of Materials Data and Integrated System (MaDIS)
Innovate the materials research and development with integrating data

National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0047, JAPAN